souldesqueeze
33 St. Louis, United States
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My self-summary
Autodidact, INFJ, intersectional ally.

First things first: I am not cool. I'm basically a walking awkward bomb, primed to explode at any second. My life has played out like a series of vignettes comprised of stock footage and self-consciously hip narration, with a confusing wraparound plot compounded by non-linear editing and unforeseeable twists. I surrendered my Typical Male card long ago, opting instead for a lifetime supply of stand-up comedy fodder. I have zero interest in cars and even less interest in sports, but will spend hours poring through old postcards and other assorted ephemera with you until they kick us out of the antique shop. I also possess the most morbid sense of humor ever, so if you're of too delicate a temperament, we might not be a good match. But it's worth a shot.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm not where I thought I'd be ten years ago, but I'm getting there. En route to self-actualization, I dabble in cooking and writing music. Other pursuits include DJing (the "Let's spin a bunch of old vinyl" kind, not the "I'm about to drop the bass" kind), hosting offbeat movie nights, doing my best Morrissey impression, and finding other amusing ways to humiliate myself. I just kinda take it as it comes; if all else fails, I'll steal to the wilds and become a cryptozoologist.
I’m really good at
Solving complex differential equations. Not really.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm often mistaken for being of another ethnicity. (e.g., Jewish, Italian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've been getting back into fiction lately after years of estrangement, and am finding all sorts of beautiful avenues to explore. When it comes to food, I do my best to eat healthy, and I'll try anything at least once. I am an omnivore, but I also love animals. My record collection takes up an inordinate amount of space in my apartment, and my taste in film is wide-ranging: I would feel just as much at home soaking up Jim Jarmusch and Todd Solondz at the most abstruse art house imaginable as I would rocking out to John Waters and Alex Cox at the grimiest underground fleapit.

p.s. I feel totally out of place in bars and clubs, but I'm a lifelong devotee of café and diner culture.

And as crucial as shared interests are in forging a lasting bond, it has been proven to me time and again that personal tastes are a misleading gauge of character. Nevertheless:

¡Selected favorites! (in which the tragically earnest hipsterism becomes glaringly apparent)

Books:

Robert Aickman - The Wine-Dark Sea
Kenneth Anger - Hollywood Babylon
Paul Auster - City of Glass
Michael Azerrad - Our Band Could Be Your Life
Clive Barker - Books of Blood
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary
Peter Biskind - Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
Ray Bradbury - The Martian Chronicles
Michael Chabon - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Roald Dahl - Matilda
Katherine Dunn - Geek Love
Damien Echols - Life After Death
Harlan Ellison - Deathbird Stories
Jeffrey Eugenides - The Virgin Suicides
Mark Oliver Everett - Things the Grandchildren Should Know
Malcolm Gladwell - The Tipping Point
Jan T. Gregor - Circus of the Scars
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Tony Hale - Archibald's Next Big Thing
Gunnar Hansen - Chain Saw Confidential
Geoffrey Hayes - Bear by Himself
Dave Holmes - Party of One
Norton Juster - The Phantom Tollbooth
Andreas Killen - 1973 Nervous Breakdown
Stephen King - Different Seasons
Jonathan Kozol - Savage Inequalities
Patton Oswalt - Silver Screen Fiend
Neil Postman - Amusing Ourselves to Death
Simon Reynolds - Rip It Up and Start Again
Mary Roach - Stiff
Alex Ross - The Rest Is Noise
Karen Russell - St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Dan Savage - Skipping Towards Gomorrah
David J. Skal - The Monster Show
Whitley Streiber - Communion
Patrick Süskind - Perfume
Shaun Tan - The Red Tree
Studs Terkel - Working
Adrian Tomine - Summer Blonde
Sara Varon - Robot Dreams
Elizabeth Wurtzel - Prozac Nation

Movies:

Adaptation
Annie Hall
Apollo 13
Bad Santa
The Brother from Another Planet
Cabaret
The Changeling
City of God
Creepshow
The Dead Zone
Do the Right Thing
Fargo
Freaks
Furious 7
Good Will Hunting
Grease
Happiness
Hausu
Häxan
Henry Fool
High Fidelity
A History of Violence
Hope and Glory
Koyaanisqatsi
Lady in White
L.I.E.
M
Metropolis
My Life as a Dog
The Night of the Hunter
Night on Earth
Nosferatu
Paperhouse
Parenthood
Persona
Rear Window
Rejected
Repo Man
Resurrect Dead
Rosemary's Baby
The Sandlot
The Savages
Seven Samurai
The Shawshank Redemption
Sherlock, Jr.
The Silence of the Lambs
Stroszek
Tarnation
Taxi Driver
The Third Man
The Tin Drum
West Side Story
Wild Zero
You Can Count on Me
Z Channel
Zodiac

Music:

Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
Apollo Sunshine - Shall Noise Upon
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Rich Aucoin - We're All Dying to Live
Basehead - Play With Toys
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Beat Happening - Black Candy
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Björk - Post
The Black Heart Procession - 2
Boredoms - Super æ
Johannes Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe as Milk
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Cibo Matto - Viva! La Woman
Sam Cooke - Night Beat
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
Doves - Lost Souls
Eels - Electro-shock Blues
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Lisa Germano - Geek the Girl
Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F#A#∞
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand
Kathleen Hanna - Julie Ruin
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Billie Holiday - 16 Most Requested Songs
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You
Mazzy Star - So Tonight that I Might See
Meredith Monk - Dolmen Music
Merzbow - Pulse Demon
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Willie Nelson - Stardust
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nirvana - Nevermind
Yoko Ono - Season of Glass
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Plasmatics - Coup d'État
Portishead - S/T
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
Radiohead - OK Computer
Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
Pete Seeger - Goofing-Off Suite
Sigur Rós - Agætis Byrjun
Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
Sleepy Kitty - Projection Room
Slint - Spiderland
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
Sonic Youth - Evol
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Television - Marquee Moon
Tiger Trap - Sour Grass
Timbuk 3 - Greetings from Timbuk 3
Tool - Ænima
Tricky - Maxinquaye
The Vaselines - The Way of the Vaselines
Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Akira
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Polka Party!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

TV:

The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Are You Being Served?
Arrested Development
The Big C
Breaking Bad
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Chappelle's Show
Community
Connections
Cop Rock
Cosmos
The Critic
Daria
Desperate Housewives
Eerie, Indiana
Fargo
Frasier
Freaks and Geeks
Futurama
Ghostwriter
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Louie
Malcolm in the Middle
The Mighty Boosh
MST3K
My So-Called Life
The Office (American)
Seinfeld
Sesame Street
The Simpsons (Seasons 1-8)
The Sopranos
Supermarket Sweep
Tales from the Crypt
Teletubbies
The Tick (animated)
Totally Obsessed
True Detective
The Twilight Zone
Unsolved Mysteries
The X-Files
Yo Gabba Gabba!

¡Name-dropping! (in which the damage is compounded)

Diane Arbus, Henry Darger, Francesca Woodman, Diamanda Galás, Vivian Maier, Jan Švankmajer, Winsor McCay, the Brothers Quay, Stan Brakhage, David Cronenberg, Gustav Doré, Virgil Finlay, Arthur Rackham, Gary Larson, Bill Watterson, Harvey Milk, Dennis Kucinich, Joan Bray.
The six things I could never do without
Fresh fruit, sugarless gum, aluminum foil, stringed instruments, incomplete lists.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
A solitary man with a messy apartment which may or may not contain a chicken.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am an open book. CliffsNotes available upon request.
You should message me if
You have any information regarding the whereabouts of my sense of shame. Also, if you kinda sorta fit the following criteria:

I want someone who is passionate, considerate, witty, independent, and at least somewhat informed about pop culture and politics. Someone to accompany me on adventures in the middle of nowhere. A confidant and a partner in crime.
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